100 Quilts 4 Kids!

Everything Sarah Jane Mosaic

Welcome to the third stop on the 100 Quilts 4 Kids Bloghop! I recently joined the DC Modern Quilt guild. Each year, the group runs a charity quilt drive called 100 Quilts 4 Kids, the goal of which is to make and donate 100 quilts to a charity that will provide them to kids in need. This year’s fantastic cause is the Carpenter’s Shelter in Alexandria, VA which serves over 1000 homeless children and adults each year as they hopefully transition to independent living. I’m donating one of my “Everything Sarah Jane” quilts.  I made two of these after participating … Continue reading

Strawberry City Blooms Tote

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This was SUCH a fun swap.  There were no requirements for what we should make, just that it be handmade, strawberry themed, and something that your partner would like (of course!) At first I didn’t know what to do.  There are just so many options for things to make!  And then I had a problem finding strawberry fabrics that I liked (without having to buy lots of yardage).  I had some of the Heather Ross Briar Rose strawberries and some charms of other fabrics that worked with the strawberry theme, so I just decided to go with what was in … Continue reading

Meet: Humphrey

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Did you know that Albino Humpback Whales are a thing?  I didn’t. I guess to be more specific I should say, “Did you know that THE Albino Humpback Whale IS a thing?” After all, there is only one: …or is there? Meet Humphrey: I made Humphrey for a sweet little boy who loves the Octonauts.  I saw the pattern on Craftsy and just KNEW that I had to make it for him. It has only 4 pattern pieces, fits together really beautifully and only took about 2 hours to make!  My only caution is that it is designed for A4 … Continue reading

And the bunny ran away with the spoon

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Back when I first found out I was pregnant with a little girl, I started thinking about all of the clothes that I was going to make for her over the years. I sorted out patterns, started collecting fabrics, and put aside special buttons and trims. Now I have a baby and a stack of fabrics and patterns as tall as she is, but I don’t want to make anything because “she’ll just grow out of it so fast”.  Who wants to put in all that time and effort if she’s only going to wear it once? The problem is, … Continue reading

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Foxy

I had such fun making this little mini for my partner in the Schnitzel & Boo Mini Quilt Swap!  She said in her interview questions that she loved foxes, and I took that and ran with it. I call him “Foxy” My original plan was to use the cross stitch block pattern by Pile O’ Fabric and the fox pattern by Making Life Prettier, but I wanted Foxy to be smaller and I was just not up for the tiny, tiny blocks that I really wanted to create.  I opted to use the fox pattern with solid blocks finished at … Continue reading